Jagodina Library at IFLA Conference 2014

Jagodina Library at IFLA Conference 2014

The Jagodina Library was represented at IFLA World Library and Information Congress
by Suzana Tanasijević. On 19 August in the room: Auditorium Lumière of the Lyon Convention Centre, she had a remarkable presentation of her paper Public Library-the important link between rural libraries.

It was a first presentation at session 140- Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective— Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group. The Jagodina Library has been participating in this special interest group since the beginning of the project AgroLib Ja.

18 authors from Serbia, Italy, Sri Lanka, India, Netherlands, Nigeria and the USA gave their contribution to the session. They talked about access to information, development of information literacy, role of libraries in education of farmers, increase of productivity, ecology and the quality of produce.

Most of the papers were published on the IFLA website http://conference.ifla.org/ifla80/programme-and-proceedings-full-printable#tuesday-19-august-2014

Session 140 — Role of information literacy in agricultural productivity and food security: An international perspective — Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group
19 August 2014 13:45 – 15:45 | Room: Auditorium Lumière | SI
·Public Library – the important link between rural libraries
SUZANA TANASIJEVIĆ (Public Library “Radislav Nikčević”, Jagodina, Serbia)
·Libraries as activators of farmer’s learning
RAMUNE PETUCHOVAITE and UGNE LIPEIKAITE (EIFL—Electronic Information for Libraries, Rome, Italy)
·Influence of Information Literacy skills of paddy farmers of Sri Lanka in accessing agricultural information
MOHAMED MAJEED MASHROOFA and WATHMANEL SENEWIRATHNE (South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka)
·Attaining Information Literacy: An assessment of Indian Agricultural Universities approach
NEENA SINGH (G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India)
·Green information chain: “Groen Kennisnet” brings agricultural knowledge from research to the classroom, farm and business
ROB VAN GENDEREN and JACQUELIJN RINGERSMA (Wageningen UR Library, Wageningen, Netherlands)
·Farmers information literacy and awareness towards agricultural produce and food security
SOKOYA ABIOLA ABOSEDE, ADEFUNKE OLANIKE ALABI and FAGBALA BOLALE OLUSYEMISI (Yaba College of Technology Library, Lagos, Nigeria)
·Embedding Information Literacy into the Agriculture Curriculum in Liberia: A Model Approach for Developing Countries
MARTIN KESSELMAN (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States)
·Role of AGRIS in providing global agricultural information to boost productivity and food security
THEMBANI MALAPELA, FABRIZIO CELLI, IMMA SUBIRATS and JOHANNES KEIZER (FAO of United Nations, Rome, Italy)
·Agricultural Information Literacy Instruction Focusing on Four Ds Model of Agricultural Information Transfer: An Overview
DEVA ESWARA REDDY and AJAY PRATAP SINGH (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States)

Text and photos by:
Goran Trailović
Librarian advisor
Head of the Bibliography and Publishing Department
of the Pančevo City Library
Editor-in-chief of Čitalište